Perl is a popular scripting language that is regarded as one of the most useful languages in the online world. It is feature-rich and it's used to create multiple web-based applications and CGI scripts. What distinguishes Perl from most of the alternative languages out there is the support for modules - groups of commands for a particular process that can be included in a script by calling them i.e. you're able to write just one line inside your script to get a module executed, instead of having the whole code which is already a part of the module anyway. As Perl is compatible with a lot of other languages and it features a lot of options based on what a given application can do, it's employed by numerous renowned companies - the BBC, Craigslist, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB), cPanel, etc.
Perl Scripting in Shared Website Hosting
Perl is available with all the Linux shared website hosting packages that we supply and you'll be able to execute any kind of .pl file that you upload inside your account when you use the File Manager of the Control Panel or an FTP program. The aforementioned will enable you to create a website with all of the characteristics that you would like your visitors to have, but PHP cannot offer. You're able to execute a script either manually or automatically through a cron job. Our packages include numerous Perl modules which you are able to employ and you will see the complete list in your website hosting account as well as the path which you have to use in your scripts, so as to be able to access these modules. If you want to execute a Perl/CGI script with a cron job however your plan does not offer this feature, you'll be able to add as many cron jobs as you require from the Add Upgrades/Services link on the left-hand side of your web hosting Control Panel.
Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Perl is supported on all our servers, so if you purchase a semi-dedicated server account from us, you'll be able to use any custom or ready-made CGI script or another Perl-based web app without any difficulties. To save your time and efforts, we have also installed several thousand modules which you will be able to employ. You will be able to see the path to the library in your Hepsia hosting Control Panel and add any module in your scripts. Some third-party scripts, for example, will need certain modules, in order to function properly. Executing a .pl file, custom or ready-made, can be achieved in two ways - manually, when a visitor does a specific action on your website, or automatically, when you set up a cron job through your account. In the second case, you will be able to select the interval according to what the script will do and how often you'd like it to run - once a minute, hour, day, etcetera.